Just took a great fall photo of Grounds on Instagram? Enter it in our Fall Photo Contest.
Just tag your Instagram photos with #UVaPhotoContest and email your username to email@example.com. University Communications will aggregate the best ones in a gallery, and Professor John Edwin Mason, who taught the summer course “Photography in the Age of Instagram,” has agreed to select a winner. Submissions are open until 4 p.m. on Oct. 29, and the winner gets a U.Va. T-shirt.
The only guidelines are that the Instagram photos must be taken on Grounds and show something great about life in the fall at U.Va. We’ll announce the results Oct. 30. Wahoowa and good luck!
Visit the contest page for more information and to see some of the submission so far.
Throughout the academic year, the Class of 2014′s Instagram account is posting a nice series of profiles of fourth-year students.
The series is sponsored by the Class of 2014 Trustees and includes students from a variety of backgrounds and accomplishments, including in the arts, athletics, student governance, and more.
Check out the entries so far, and click on the “Instagram” link in the top right of each photo to learn more about the students featured. Keep up with @2014uva and #hoosfeatured on Instagram to see the new entries.
University of Virginia faculty, staff and degree-seeking students now have access to 50 GB of cloud storage through a new service, UVa Box. Lauren McSwain-Starrett of ITS explains:
Picture this: Your laptop, shattered on the concrete. Maybe it slipped out of its case before you could catch it; maybe something heavy fell on it. Either way, the important document you’ve been working on for days (and all the rest of your files) are probably lost. Your heart sinks.
Then you remember that last week, you signed into UVa Box, the brand-new cloud-based storage service for the University, and uploaded and synched all your files there! So you may have to wait awhile on the laptop repair, but in the meantime your files are all accessible on your smartphone or another computer. Problem solved.
New this fall, UVa Box offers current faculty, staff, and degree-seeking students in the academic division of the University 50 GB of secure space online for U.Va. files with non-sensitive or moderately sensitive data.
The only cloud storage service sanctioned by the University, Box makes it easy to back up your files online and share, collaborate, and edit them — anytime, anywhere, with anyone, on any device, whether computer, smartphone or tablet.
Box is unique among cloud service providers in that it meets the security needs and contractual requirements of higher education institutions, and is part of the Internet2 NET+ Services program. One of the key benefits of Box is its ability to integrate with single sign-on; the familiar UVa NetBadge login protects your account.
U.Va. joins many peer institutions including Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Georgetown, the University of Indiana, Michigan, Notre Dame, Pennsylvania, Tufts, Tulane, and Yale in offering Box to our University community.
UVa Box enables file-sharing as well. So you can not only back up your files, you can also share documents or collaborate with others—even people outside the University.
Learn more about UVa Box — the only University-sanctioned and centrally supported place in the cloud for your University files — at http://its.virginia.edu/box. Don’t wait another day to back up those important documents!
The just-graduated Class of 2013 offered some advice via video for incoming first-years. What would you add?
On Tuesday, the University of Virginia Student Council rolled out a new calendar site, Docket, that will help students keep up to date on what’s happening on Grounds and get the word out about their events.
The site is sponsored and funded by Student Council, and was created by fourth-year College of Arts and Sciences student Kelsey Petrie and a pair of third-year students in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Jalen Ross and Jeffrey Principe.
Per a press release:
Although chalking and flyering are a fun and un-dying tradition, they’re time-consuming and organization are looking for new ways to reach their target audiences. Furthermore, social media and email invites often miss the mark. This is where Docket comes into the picture: a website (with a high-functioning mobile site as well) where students can find out what is happening that week, day, or night – all in one place. It’s a win-win: for students wondering what to do and organizations planning events.
Docket offers a clean, user-friendly interface and integration with Google and iCalendar.
Those looking to keep up with what’s happening on Grounds can also try the University’s Events Calendar.